Mixed Media Artist

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Peonies In Ink


8″x 16″ mixed media/ encaustic painting on wood. The sides are 1.5″ deep and are painted red.

This painting is available HERE

Permission To Paint Something Beautiful?

‘The Tea Party’

A 12″x9″ mixed media painting on stone paper mounted on a wood cradle.  The sides are 1.5″ deep and are red.

I think she has more than tea on her mind…

Available HERE


My new/old mantra (forgotten and revived mantra?)


I don’t often talk about my University experience.  There is a reason for that.  It took me close to 20 years to forget  about that experience. It took me that long to start painting what I wanted to paint and not think about what anyone else wanted me to paint or what their view would be on what I did paint.  It took me that long to shut those voices up so it is no surprise that I would  not want to awake those inner demons by drugging up the memory of that time.

Funny though,  they kind of decided to make an appearance any way.


this just shows what  inconsiderate and  rude these demons I am dealing with are.

Sorry guys, my art is not political, conceptual or shocking…

When I first started to paint full-time, four years ago, I really had no agenda other than to take something void of anything and in that space create something beautiful.  Along the way, of course other things did creep in.  Deeper things: my memories, my worries, my passions,  my dreams … Ultimately, though,  my initial  goal was the quest for beauty.  Something beautiful to look at.  I know that the french Impressionists that I adore  were pushing boundaries with mark making, colour  pallet and subject matter during their time but when I look at their art now, this is not the first thing that I think about. The first thing that strikes me, takes my breath away is the beauty of the piece.  Call me shallow, I don’t care, this is what draws me in and keeps me coming back for  that thrilling beauty fix. It never gets old.

So, thank you for giving me permission to create beautiful things. Thanks for embracing me and what I think is beautiful.  With all the ugliness in the world, perhaps putting a little beauty back into it isnt’   that  shallow after all.

So, whenever I forget what I am doing standing in my loft looking at a blank canvas,


I am going to do my best to  remember  that four years ago I gave myself  permission to paint something beautiful and then,  I am going to attempt to do just that.


Imogen is six.
Six is kind of goofy but sometime very mature (actually).
Six is exasperating but there is something about six. I remember being six and I was ME. I was who I am today. I haven’t really changed the way I think or the way I approach a problem.
Take it as you like, it can be both good and bad …
This is a new 24″x24″ mixed media painting on wood. It is $500 + Shipping.